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by Jon Lucas
20 Nov 2018, 9:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: London - on the spot fine
Replies: 64
Views: 1724

Re: London - on the spot fine

So, getting back to the issue raised by the OP, this interpretation of the law seems to suggest that if you are cycling along a road towards a traffic signal with a right turn filter lane, and don't have the confidence to move across into the right turning lane, but instead choose to stop at the red...
by Jon Lucas
19 Nov 2018, 2:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Liverpool , where is one allowed to chain a bike?
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Liverpool , where is one allowed to chain a bike?

Although the route along the Mersey estuary is lovely, particularly for its views along the river, of all the cities I know, Liverpool has the largest gap between the dearth in cycling and its potential. This is due to a woeful lack of investment into much cycling infrastructure, including cycle par...
by Jon Lucas
5 Nov 2018, 8:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A fantastic ride!
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: A fantastic ride!

I had a good ride 2 weeks ago, and a RAT ran alongside for several yards! That was a first for me. :o When I was cycling in Galloway many years ago, I had a hare running in front of me down a lane for the best part of a mile. A few miles before this, I had been resting up on the side of another lan...
by Jon Lucas
31 Oct 2018, 7:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dooring - Have You Experienced It?
Replies: 27
Views: 1420

Re: Dooring - Have You Experienced It?

I'm 66 and have only been doored once. It was a long time ago, so can't remember the details now, but think the door injured my hand but I didn't come off or get hit by another vehicle. I've had plenty of occasions when people have started opening their doors and then either they have seen me and cl...
by Jon Lucas
31 Oct 2018, 7:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bills Epic Round the World Tour!
Replies: 23
Views: 1304

Re: Bills Epic Round the World Tour!

That's an interesting coincidence. I've only ever visited Greater Manchester about half a dozen times and have never cycled in the western part until last Friday morning, when it looks like I would have almost crossed Vantage's path close to Barton Bridge. I was headed for the free ferry that crosse...
by Jon Lucas
31 Oct 2018, 9:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anglesey must ride roads and cafes
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: Anglesey must ride roads and cafes

We've just had 3 days in Anglesey, and fortunately all of them were sunny, so had a wonderful time. We went to Trearrdur Bay, near to Holyhead, where we discovered the Sea Shanty cafe, which is worth stopping off at. Its name belies it, as it is a large cafe designed to serve the campers and caravan...
by Jon Lucas
23 Oct 2018, 7:47am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New Thames Crossing
Replies: 29
Views: 1871

Re: New Thames Crossing

There will also be no shuttle service. Highways England believe all existing NMU routes lead to the Gravesend-Tilbury ferry. The ferry runs 05:40 to 19:00 Mon-Sat only excluding public holidays and that will do just fine :roll: . Just out of interest, why does the ferry not run on Sundays or Bank H...
by Jon Lucas
3 Oct 2018, 10:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anglesey must ride roads and cafes
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: Anglesey must ride roads and cafes

Holyhead mountain looks like a great walk (not been there) Yes we've walked around the coast from Holyhead to North and South Stacks. It is a great walk in the right weather, as the sides of the hill are very steep and dramatic in places. I wouldn't attempt it in very windy or wet weather. There is...
by Jon Lucas
3 Oct 2018, 8:39am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anglesey must ride roads and cafes
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: Anglesey must ride roads and cafes

+1 for the Riverside cafe in Malltraeth. It is a lovely ride from Llandegfan to there, taking the back lane west from beside the church, going via Star and Llandaniel Fab, Llangaffo and Pont Marquis. Most of this southern part of the island is gently rolling hills with very quiet lanes, all worth ex...
by Jon Lucas
28 Sep 2018, 9:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anglesey must ride roads and cafes
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: Anglesey must ride roads and cafes

My partner actually comes from Llandegfan and we go back there several times a year, so we should be able to give you some ideas. If you go up to the village from Menai Bridge, you will climb steeply up and then a bit more gently into the village itself, past the Spar shop, and from here the road ha...
by Jon Lucas
28 Sep 2018, 1:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Africa to Europe
Replies: 34
Views: 1527

Re: Cycling Africa to Europe

And regarding European weather, it can be summed up as temperate and changeable. There are no wet or dry periods, it can rain at any time of year and prolonged dry periods can also happen at any time. The Mediterranean is normally dry during the summer months, but this year proved even that wrong, a...
by Jon Lucas
28 Sep 2018, 12:58pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Warning anecdotal helmet comment!
Replies: 37
Views: 1270

Re: Warning anecdotal helmet comment!

Hi, on a side note- Once in industry someone dropped a metal box on my head...............blood down my neck, I still have a groove in my scalp I can feel. At home I am constantly banging my head on garage door as I leave it low so water does not get in when raining, even bang my head on inside of ...
by Jon Lucas
18 Sep 2018, 7:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A63 - Victory for common sense -?
Replies: 167
Views: 13424

Re: A63 - Victory for common sense -?

As it happens, we cycled from Bath to Salisbury on Friday. It is a fantastic ride, utterly quiet country lanes and some stunningly beautiful countryside. The route into Salisbury is also, for the most part, excellent. Caught the train back on Saturday. Back on topic, yes CTC were quite right to be ...
by Jon Lucas
16 Sep 2018, 8:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A63 - Victory for common sense -?
Replies: 167
Views: 13424

Re: A63 - Victory for common sense -?

You are part of the problem (so am I :?) There are trains between Salisbury and Bath Yesterday I was part of the solution, made a trip by cycle + train although it was more expensive and slower than driving, took maybe twice as long, trains at 2h intervals, had to stand on the way back :wink: The b...
by Jon Lucas
11 Sep 2018, 8:10am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1851

Re: LEJOG April 2019

the cafe at Bettyhill do not like anything except cash... TripAdvisor reviews of said cafe were 'mixed'... I figured that as the Bettyhill Hotel was at the top of the hill I would try that instead. I was impressed, good food, friendly and reasonably priced. Nice view as well. https://uploads.tapata...